After stalling for a good couple of hours, I finally got knitting on the colorwork part of my Bohus starter project, a Blue Shimmer hat. Bohus knitting has a reputation for being somewhat tough to do. It is stranded colorwork like Fair Isle, but you will sometimes have more than two colors you are dealing with – some designs have up to 5 colors in some of the rounds. As it turns out, it’s not that bad!
I’m roughly a third of the way through the colorwork part of the hat. This design has a few three color rows, but nothing more complex. I’ve been trying to be very careful with my tension, but that’s really the thing I’ve had to watch the most. The pattern isn’t hard to follow, though I did do some prep work to make it easier for myself. Since Bohus patterns often feature very similar colors next to each other, I made a copy of the chart and sat in strong light and noted which colors were in each row before I got started. So far so good!